Today is our
Squaw Valley adventure.
A drive back up to beautiful Lake Tahoe and we are
headed north on the east side of the lake.
We met a bunch of bikers at one the
overlooks that wanted to adopt Judy.
We follow Hwy 28 through
to Hwy 89 which takes us to Tahoe City,
Valley road and the Village at Squaw Valley.
This was the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. The beautiful drive through the
was topped off with the Aerial Tram. The scenic Tram carries visitors Sierra Nevada Mountains 2,000 ft to High Camp at an altitude of 8,200 ft above sea level. At High Camp, tourists
have access to the facilities of Squaw Valley, including a pool, roller
skating, dining, shopping, and high-altitude disk golf. The views are
Mountain Biking is huge here, there were 10 bikes on our ride to High Camp. One of the riders said that he hoped to make in down in ten minutes! I hope he made it down in one piece.
We had a picnic at Donner Pass and unlike the Donner Party, we left full and contented. If you’re not familier with the Donner Party, look it up.
Our return to Dayton took us through Reno, a small Las Vegas with high rise hotel-casinos sticking up from the landscape to tempt the gamblers.
The next couple of days will be quiet rest up days for these travel worn old folks as we prepare for the return home portion of this western adventue. We’ll be heading for St. Louis and the Gateway Arch.
Here are a few photos, including some of my western family, Niece Diann and Paul and Nephew Steve.